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A Fat-Regulating Enzyme Could Hold the Key to Obesity, Diabetes, Cancer, Other Diseases

It had already been known that the enzyme known as phosphatidic acid phosphatase plays a crucial role in regulating the amount of fat in the human body. Controlling it is therefore of interest in the fight against obesity. But scientists at Rutgers U...

– Rutgers University

Journal of Biological Chemistry


Public Health Expert, Health Economist Available to Discuss Childhood Obesity

As the country continues to face childhood obesity – posing a serious health risk to children’s health in the United States – Georgia State University experts in public health and public policy are available to discuss the issue during this Chi...

Expert Available

– Georgia State University


Skin Patch Dissolves “Love Handles” in Mice

Researchers have developed a medicated skin patch that can turn energy-storing white fat into energy-burning brown fat locally while raising the body’s metabolism. The patch could be used to burn off pockets of unwanted fat and treat metabolic diso...

– Columbia University Medical Center

ACS Nano, September 15, 2017

Embargo expired on 15-Sep-2017 at 09:00 ET


U.S. Report Card on Walking and Walkable Communities: Fail

The United States earns failing grades when it comes to the number of people walking to work and school and the number of walkable communities, finds a new national report. Amy Eyler, associate professor at the Brown School, serves on the advisory pa...

– Washington University in St. Louis

National Walking and Walkable Communities Report Card


Poor Sleep Hastens Progression of Kidney Disease

People with chronic kidney disease may be especially vulnerable to the deleterious effects of poor sleep, according to a new paper published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.


Doctors Can Now Predict the Severity of Your Disease by Measuring Molecules

The simple new technique could offer vastly superior predictions of disease severity in a huge range of conditions with a genetic component, including Alzheimer’s, autism, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, schizophrenia and depress...

– University of Virginia Health System

Small; NS065183; NS089578; NS053570; NS091452; NS094980; NS092548


Virginia Tech Biochemists Dip Into the Health Benefits of Olives and Olive Oil

A Virginia Tech research team discovered that the olive-derived compound oleuropein helps prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes.

– Virginia Tech

10.1021/acs.biochem.7b00199


Researchers Find That Body Clock, Gut Microbiota Work Together to Pack on the Pounds

UT Southwestern researchers have uncovered new clues about how gut bacteria and the body’s circadian clock work together to promote body fat accumulation.

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

Science, Sep-2017

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